Vietnam logs 7,244 new Covid-19 cases and 393 deaths


A working group led by Lương Ngọc Khuê, director of Ministry of Health’s Department of Medical Examination and Treatment inspects prevention measures against Covid-19 at the Friendship Hospital in Hanoi on Aug 5, 2021. - VNA/VNS

HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN): A further 393 people have died of complications related to Covid-19, bringing Vietnam’s total number of fatalities to 2,720.

The announcement was made Thursday (Aug 5) evening by health officials, who also said 7,244 new cases were detected during the day.

The patients died between Aug 1 and 5 in 16 provinces and cities.

HCM City registered the most deaths (214), followed by Bình Dương (112), and Tiền Giang (27).

The rest were recorded in Long An (27), Đồng Tháp (8), Đồng Nai (8), Bến Tre (4), Vĩnh Long (3), and one each in Sóc Trăng, Khánh Hòa, Bình Thuận, Bà Rịa-Vũng Tày, An Giang, Hà Nội, Đà Nẵng and Cần Thơ.

Reports from health officials also said 3,707 people were given the all-clear, bringing the country’s total recoveries to 58,040.

Out of the new cases reported on Thursday, five were imported and 7,239 were domestic infections.

A drop of 379 domestic cases was registered compared to Wednesday.

HCM City still recorded the most infections with 3,886, followed by Bình Dương (822), Long An (715), Đồng Nai (358), Tây Ninh (235), Tiền Giang (169), Đồng Tháp (114), and Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu (112).

Out of the total, 1,562 were reported as community transmissions.

Vietnam’s total caseload now stands at 185,057.

As of Thursday evening, 7,553,318 jabs of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered. — Vietnam News

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